October 14, 2013
Kovach Ch. 5
In this chapter, Kovach addresses the need for journalists to be independent.
Kovach first acknowledges the fact that every journalist will have his or her own unique
background. The chapter then discusses how instead of completely disregarding one’s
background, a journalist should instead maintain priorities. It is acceptable for a journalist
to cherish his or her own backgrounds and beliefs, but a journalist is a journalist first—an
individual who holds an obligat